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Grateful Dead Live at Warfield Theater on 1980-10-09


Topics Live concert


Dire Wolf, Dark Hollow, I've Been All Around This World, Cassidy, China Doll, On The Road Again, Bird Song, The Race is On, Ain't No Lie-> Ripple Feel Like A Stranger, Friend Of The Devil, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Peggy-O, Little Red Rooster, Brown Eyed Women, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, High Time, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Warfield Theater
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> R> DAT> CD?
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

labelled as SBD> R> DAT> CD, but see info file notes; note same txt file as other shn set, but md5s differ

Reviews

Reviewer: kbmill - - April 7, 2015
Subject: bread crumb
a truly marvelous experience. One worthy of a BOX SET boys.
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - March 28, 2014
Subject: First time I've listened twice!
On my chronological journey through concerts from 1970-on, this is the first one I've listened to twice in a row. Just a great lineup of songs, so well played, nice sound, etc.
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - - January 29, 2014
Subject: Peggy-O & High Time Must-Haves!!!
Always special to have a rare acoustic set. If it wasn't for that, I'd give the electric show two stars for being below average. Have to agree with L. Rosley that things are a bit uninspired there but, it's hard getting past Bobby's mic being so hot and upfront to get through the entire electric show and comment on the third set.

I will say this is one of those mellower nights where Jerry sings the most beautiful Peggy-O and High Time I've ever heard. The mellow-ness is "just exactly perfect" to pull it off: soft, sweet, and lyrical. I dumped the electric sets after pasting the singles together to create the most precious fifteen minutes I've heard in a long, long time. Almost brings a tear to my eye.

The only unfortunate aspect of saving two perfectly played songs is some PA fuzz 2/3 the way through High Time. True bummer. Ah, the risks of live recording... To soften the typical harshness of the SBD, I added reverb in Sound Forge and toned down the louder portions of High Time so the overall song is more even. Those two are must-haves!!!

BTW, 33 years ago, I just happened to record those Franken & Davis antics from a 1980 Halloween Cleveland radio broadcast. I thought it was a Radio City skit but, maybe it was Warfield? It was absolutely hilarious 'dem meetin' the Boyz:

Phil - after Franken & Davis interrupt he and Jer lining up the show in their room, knocking over a set of guitars, "Who ARE you people!?"
I don't have the tape anymore and I've never seen it on The Archive or anywhere. Anybody know of what I speak?
Reviewer: drminblu - - July 3, 2011
Subject: "That's Otis"
Otis was Weir's dog that somehow found his way on stage (round up the usual suspects...Parrish?) during the close of one of the 1980 acoustic sets at the Warfield. Picture Jer and Bob sitting on barstools singing, oh so loverly,...add Garcia coaxing the beast of Mt. Tam on stage while Bobby is furiously jestering to Otis to go back. Jer won and Otis stood at the stage edge staring into the darkness of the vast Warfield Theater. All along "Ripple" continues with audience cheers captured on the Deads "Reckoning" recording. It was a great run in SF, drinking in the upstairs bar with local legend Herb Caen while watching monitors of the backstage antics of Frankin and Davis..."Help Jerry's Kids" worth a laugh on youtube. Thanks to "Tex" for several nights of tickets at the door for $10 each. Priceless. dan'l
Reviewer: joedes - - April 29, 2010
Subject: Anyone remember Otis?
I was at one of these concerts and a dog came on stage during the accoustic set a sat there for a while. Anyone remember that?
Reviewer: farfromme83 - - October 1, 2009
Subject: Great Show-Greatest Story
This show is very nice...note the Greatest Story is from DeadSet...listen to jerrys last solo which has been altered...by far the best version ever played by the band....
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - September 25, 2006
Subject: Another fine show from fall of '80
Another great show from this really special run of shows of Sept/Oct 1980. The accoustic first set is superb. This Bird Song is one of the accoustic version of this run. At this point, Ripple has been transformed from a rarely played old chestnut to a mature standard, closing out the accoustic set almost every night.

The second set is not as good, with some uninspired performances on the whole. Things heat up again in the third set, including a nice Terrapin.
Reviewer: StrawRider - - November 10, 2005
Subject: Love Is Real
This is a real good Warfield show. Don't miss it.
Great sound.
Reviewer: muchabrats - - May 25, 2005
Subject: Yet another gem
Great sound, great show. Download it!
Reviewer: dealint - - November 19, 2004
Subject: Fade ins arent good
The acoustic set is clean, but someone has spliced the crowd noise at the end and beginning of the songs very poorly (Beginning of On the Road Again case in point). It really distracts from the flow of the set.
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